Press J to jump to the feed. He will branch off and focus on that moment too. It's such an exotic filmography of his; it has taken me to many different places across the globe, with such variety in subjects, geography and culture - from dangerous and beautiful locations, or both at the same time, from calm to madness. The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969) Handicapped Future (1971) Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) - YouTube ($3.99) Fata Morgana (1972) - YouTube ($3.99) The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) - YouTube The White Diamond (2004) - YouTube. He knows how to make a documentary. This subReddit was founded by the former users of IMDb's Film General Message board, and is not associated with Amazon or the Internet Movie Database. Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born 5 September 1942) is a German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director. In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. From a helicopter, a camera captures a vast, seemingly serene Vietnamese landscape consumed by a hellish cascade of bombs. In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Little Dieter Needs to Fly, a great example of this, is very different subject matter from liking exotic animals but trust me you won't regret watching it. The title reflects the driving motivation that put Dengler in the Vietnam War- his desire to fly. I also love his adherence to what he calls the "ecstatic truth" in the world. By Jeffrey M. Anderson. New people are of course welcome as well. ADVERTISEMENT. The film was released to DVD in 1998 by Anchor Bay. I do love this doc but for me it doesn't come close to The White Diamond. More posts from the IMDbFilmGeneral community. Hadn't thought of that in a while! Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) - Netflix. Hertzog's gonna Hertzog, but that seemed pretty self-indulgent to me. I watched his latest film 'Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds' just last week and as is typical for Herzog's docu's he is just as much interested in the people versus the subject matter that is being covered. Little Dieter Needs to Fly - 9/10. 8. It all just molds together in the end. The great German director Werner Herzog once spoke of an “ecstatic truth,” visible only through “fabrication and imagination and stylization.” His argument was that in order to see the whole truth, you needed more than just an unbiased presentation of facts and information. Herzog tends to take an unusual approach to his projects, and this is no exception. For anyone who's a fan I'd highly recommend Herzog's mini-series on death row inmates, which I think is freely available on Youtube. While growing up in desolated post-WW II Germany, all Dieter Dengler, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, dreamed about was becoming a pilot. In it, Dengler returned to the scenes of his Laotian exploits and recounted them in the matter of fact way that heroes so often affect when they are encouraged to reflect on their pasts. Yesterday night, while browsing through the movies available on Netflix, I stumbled across Werner Herzog’s documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly.I’d never seen it, so I put it on, and I was immediately entranced—it’s one of the most fascinating films I’ve ever seen. But overall my interest in German cinema peaked early on and was eventually pushed down a bit by other priorities and so I didn't really keep up with him after I moved away from Chicago in 2000 - or with Wenders, let alone other contemporary filmmakers from the country. So as of now it looks like I've seen 25 of his films (features, docs and shorts), but most haven't been seen for quite a long time. Wings of Hope - 8/10. Vietnam POW Dieter Dengler that Herzog previously filmed as a documentary in 1997 entitled "Little Dieter Needs to Fly." His films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. POW in Laos during the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler sure is a nice guy. March 16, 2006 by Plexico Gingrich. I've seen most of the classics, as well as stuff like Stroszek, and more of his recent fare like Rescue Dawn, and Bad Lieutenant: Ports of Call New Orleans. Wanna just list what you’ve seen with some numbers next to it? I really liked this movie. Land of Silence and Darkness - 8/10. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - 8/10. I find myself really excited whenever I get my hands on one of his new films, or when I hear about his planned upcoming projects. His style is very distinct and unique. Fireball Visitors from Darker Worlds - 8/10. and moving that boat was eminently watchable. /. I guess it goes on the shelf of other never-to-be-made films - not that it was ever likely in the first place. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) – … Little Dieter Needs to Fly. I really love the occasional spontaneity in his documentaries too; if Herzog sees a worthy opportunity whilst filming something else he doesn't let it go away. I can't quite define it, but his work spoke to me. So, what do you think of the great Werner Herzog's movies? This was what I wrote when I first did this discussion a few years ago: Ah, Herzog. So it becomes not a moment of fabrication in the middle of a documentary, but more of an abstract search for the highest truth. This is one of my favourite films, I remember stumbling over it in the middle of the night years ago thinking it was just a normal nature documentary and being a fan of Herzog ever since. Go ahead. He himself noted that the only reason he took part in the war was because of this love to fly planes. Little Dieter Needs to Fly received critical acclaim. Now, near 60, living on Mt. When we discussed why our favourite films are our favourite films some months ago I mentioned that I love films with a sense of travel and isolation; well Herzog's work certainly delivers on that front, at least in terms of travel as I genuinely can't think of another filmmaker who is as well-travelled as he is. Also an honourable mention for Into the Abyss. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) Plot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afWXExlu41g. There is an extremely nomadic quality to his work, and I love that. (2 way tie) Rescue Dawn / Little Dieter Needs to Fly. I loved this movie and it has (perhaps sadly) fallen into my summer movie rotation. Little Dieter Needs to Fly Film Difficulty Ranking: 1. And if anyone hasn't read Klaus Kinski's autobiography, the parts where he talks about working with Herzog were interesting to learn about. I have always looked forward to seeing his work and he works so prolifically that there is still a lot for me to catch up to. Every Man for Himself and God Against All. Really fascinating film. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) Parents Guide Add to guide . Of his watched features I'd rank them: Stroszek, Rescue Dawn, Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans - and I saw Nosferatu but it wasn't one of his good ones imo. All of Herzog's stuff -- he is great at documenting people with burning passions and the costs/consequences of following them. Little Dieter Needs to Fly Werner Herzog (1997) 71min. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) 3 1/2 Stars (out of 4) Tweet. Little Dieter Needs to Fly is the latest entry in Anchor Bay’s Werner Herzog Collection. Shag and Klop get at most of what makes him special, I have little to add, except that I still cherish my dream of him making a film adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness and filming it in Antarctica. Edit. Let’s do this! Also as an actor, he's a great troll in many ways. Cave of Forgotten Dreams - 8/10. They both really did a great job explaining peoples’ fascination and obsession with wild, exotic animals. Not Rated | 1h 20min | Documentary, Biography, Drama | 2 October 1998 (USA) German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. From: Germany, Europe Watch: Trailer, Watch on YouTube, Rent on Amazon, Buy on Amazon, Tubi Next: Rescue Dawn, The Great Escape, The Marriage of Maria Braun The man just has such a great allure within his art and within his self, both. Nosferatu and Stroszek probably ought to rank, but I don't remember them well enough. All of Herzog's stuff -- he is great at documenting people with burning passions and the costs/consequences of following them. He's made so many movies too. However you want to discuss the Madman of Munich, discuss away. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 93% rating based on 14 reviews, with an average of 7.8/10. I wish he had not filmed himself listening to it in front of Treadwell's mother. Treadwells ex girlfriend (the one that played the tape for Werner) had it in her possession. Then there's also his narration-voice, even something that is so relatively basic as a facility when it comes to documentary-filmmaking that is narration; even his own voice is able to elevate that sense of intrigue that his docu's come equipped with as standard. twitter facebook Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The 'Fly' Papers. Stroszek - 8/10. I've seen the most films from Herzog than any other filmmaker, and given that I dedicate myself to watching all of his new work as and when they become available I don't think that he will be exceeded; especially given that he is still a very active and enthusiastic filmmaker. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Vietnam POW Dieter Dengler that Herzog previously filmed as a documentary in 1997 entitled "Little Dieter Needs to Fly." Documentary feature films. He has been a favorite of mine since I first saw Aguirre back in college 15+ years ago. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done - 8/10. Made me look up my favourite clip from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afWXExlu41g. Little Dieter Needs to Fly is a 1997 German-British-French documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and premiered on German television. I like Burden of Dreams especially, just seeing his process of making that film Fitzcaraldo (sp?) A great memorable quote from the Little Dieter Needs to Fly movie on Quotes.net - Dieter Dengler: Duane, my friend, he was gone, and from then on my motions, my progress, became mechanical. Free Solo is a good one. I don't have much to add about him, but I think it's pretty remarkable that he has made so many highly regarded features and documentaries. Werner Herzog and Dieter Dengler were both Germans living in Marin County, so it was only natural that they would meet and combine forces for this powerful documentary. Little Dieter Needs to Fly is a 1997 German-British-French documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, and premiered on German television. Cookies help us deliver our Services. German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. I think it’s on both Hulu and Disney+. The digital transfer preserves the director’s spare yet startling use of primary colors and hypnotic use of stock footage. It cracks me up everytime. Want to write a thousand word essay on the subtextual meaning of Heart it Glass? Herzog is a figure of the New German Cinema. This is a subReddit intended for the discussion of topics generally related to film, created in the hope of keeping our established community of cinema lovers alive. Let’s do it! Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. But I'm not sure who else but Herzog I'd want to do it. I've also seen several films with acting performances or where he's featured in interviews, or films about him like Burden of Dreams. "Little Dieter Needs to Fly" has just one subject, but his life could make several interesting movies. His love of fellow madmen, men walking the fine line between genius and madness, and often falling into the latter, is something that no other filmmaker has put on screen so well. I've seen about 18 overall and my top five would be: Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo, Stroszek, Grizzly Man and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997) and Rescue Dawn (2006). He also may sometimes come off as judgemental regarding some of the people he is talking to; to the point where he may fade out the audio of somebody who he is interviewing and then mock them via his narration instead. Showing all 0 items Jump to: Certification; Certification. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Synopsis (1) Summaries. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Would really love to hear that sealed recording out of morbid curiosity. I have him as my 3rd favourite filmmaker of all time (after Kurosawa and Tarkovsky). There are so many crap true crime documentaries out there, this one stands above most. For Dengler it was like a grid on a map. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera. The focus of this fascinating documentary from veteran filmmaker Werner Herzog ("Cobra Verde," "Fitzcarraldo," "Aguirre: The Wrath of God") is Dieter Dengler, a 50-something German-American who left his home at age 18 to come to the United States, hoping he could learn to fly an airplane. These two films are the fictionalized and documentary movies based on the same series of events. A great memorable quote from the Little Dieter Needs to Fly movie on Quotes.net - Narrator: But from the air, Vietnam didn't seem real at all. But even though it was all very real, everything down there seemed to be so alien and so abstract. Masterfully realized, "Rescue Dawn" emerges as … In fact, I couldn't care less if I would live or die. This documentary from German master Werner Herzog explores the balance between life and death in the epic survival story of Little Dieter. Great director, a living legend. If I remember correctly the tape does exist. News & Discussion about Major Motion Pictures, Press J to jump to the feed. Encounters at the End of the World - 10/10, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - 9/10, Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World - 7/10, oh man I loved Cave of Forgotten Dreams, it's probably my favorite project of his. And I have to agree. And of course I just love his humour, his eccentricites, not to mention his liking of including other eccentric and strange personalities throughout his work. He had suddenly found himself not only a pilot, but a soldier caught up in a real war. Into the Inferno - 8/10. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. When I met Dieter Dengler, it was always clear this was a … I know he’s a favorite of many of ours, and you can take whatever approach to this discussion you want. There aren't many directors you can say that about. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. But then later on, there was this bear, this beautiful bear that was following me. It is because of this approach that Herzog has said he doesn't see much difference between directing fiction and directing documentaries. The movie provides a fascinating perception of the person who was Dieter Dengler. It was circling me in fact sometimes. Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. You needed a dramatic or poetic perspective, too. Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn is based on the German auteur's acclaimed 1977 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera. LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY. Now with regards to Little Dieter Needs to Fly, a “documentary” in quotes, and Rescue Dawn — Rescue Dawn was always the first film. A longtime favorite, but one that's largely been off my radar for as long a time now as he was near the top of it; he was one of the first contemporary non-American filmmakers I became aware of, and Fitzcarraldo is one of the first foreign films I saw new first-run; by the early 90s I'd seen most of his features that were available up to that point and I generally continued to follow his progress (as much as was possible - lot of his films got minimal US distribution) through the 90s. I've seen many Herzog films, mostly thanks to some of the film classes I took in College. All of this stuff really elevates his work above a lot of other documentaries and documentary-filmmakers for me. Well, since he’s been in the news a bit with his newest movie coming out, let’s talk about Herzog a bit! It actually reminded me a lot of Tiger King. War. 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